The purpose of MEDLI is to initiate, sponsor, and contribute to educational programs pertaining to medicine and related subjects. Keeping with this educational goal, MEDLI strives to bring to the medical library community continuing education seminars for both educational advancement in the profession and Medical Library Association certification and/or recertification.

Twice yearly general membership meetings, e-mails, and our website keep the active medical librarian abreast of new ideas, changing roles, and technological advances in the library field.

Membership in MEDLI is open to anyone interested in the exchange and dissemination of medical and scientific information. Our members currently include librarians, hospitals, library suppliers, and others interested in libraries and medicine.

Networking of medical librarians through the regional medical library network, interlibrary loan and educational meetings will continue to be an important objective of the Medical and Scientific Libraries of Long Island.